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    [–] Cascadia Bioregion Watershed Map by Robert Szucs | deptofbioregion.org SounderBruce 2 points ago in SeattleWA

    Cool map. I can see the tiny Quil Ceda Creek watershed in Marysville, which dumps into Possession Sound next to the Snohomish delta.

    [–] Proposed host venues for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, as seen in the 1988 bid announcement SounderBruce 17 points ago * (lasted edited 21 hours ago) in MLS

    The full clipping from the Tampa Tribune on July 5, 1988 (the day after the winning U.S. bid was announced): "U.S. reaches goal, gets '94 World Cup" ("Tampa, Miami in solid position to host some games").

    EDIT: The 90K for Blaine, Minnesota was probably a typo, since their local bid intended to build a 45K-seater at what would eventually become the home of the Minnesota Thunder and Minnesota Stars/United.

    [–] “We have the best team in the world, and the second-best team in the world.” - USWNT Ali Krieger SounderBruce -8 points ago in soccer

    The point is that NWSL is not stable enough to take over some of the traditional financial roles that the USSF has provided for the USWNT over the years. Maybe in the next CBA cycle it will be rolled back towards where the men's game is, but you can't have a prosperous women's program without failsafes.

    [–] “We have the best team in the world, and the second-best team in the world.” - USWNT Ali Krieger SounderBruce 12 points ago in soccer

    Historically, USWNT players have not had stable clubs to fall back upon for medical coverage or year-round pay. These mechanisms were fought for in previous CBAs because of the state of the women's game for most of the program's history.

    [–] What is the largest North American bus-only transit system? SounderBruce 8 points ago in transit

    Seattle's King County Metro is larger and does not operate rail under its brand (instead contracting out operators to Sound Transit and the City of Seattle for streetcars). Until 2007, Seattle was definitely the largest bus-only city (only having the monorail at the time, since the heritage Waterfront Streetcar shut down in 2005).

    [–] Norway and France advance to the Round of 16 in the Women's World Cup; South Korea is eliminated SounderBruce 6 points ago in soccer

    Nigeria still has a chance to advance if they have enough points/GD to place them in the top four among third-place finish.

    [–] [Serious] What’s your uncommon hobby? SounderBruce 3 points ago in AskReddit

    I go around and ride buses out to random places in my metro area, while also photographing them. Makes for some nice, relaxing travel most of the time.

    [–] [Fox Soccer] USWNT moves on to the Round of 16 in the Women's World Cup SounderBruce 1 points ago in MLS

    Guatemala actually did that in the 1999 World Cup qualification rounds (in the Central American zone, obviously).

    [–] Anyone know where this is? SounderBruce 6 points ago in Seattle

    I think this might be the main road out to Tehaleh, which is on a hill near Bonney Lake. Horrible sprawl, but must be a good vantage point.

    [–] PSA: Welcome to Seattle, but don't drive through the Pike Place Market. SounderBruce 6 points ago in SeattleWA

    Drivers, especially those from out-of-town, routinely ignore all sorts of signs, signals, and paint. They would probably ignore bollards and other barriers.

    The only way they'll listen is getting hit with a real penalty.

    [–] PSA: Welcome to Seattle, but don't drive through the Pike Place Market. SounderBruce 317 points ago in SeattleWA

    There should be a $1,000 dumb driver tax for driving into Pike Place. Waived if you have valid business as a vendor or supplier.

    Absolutely moronic to keep it open to traffic when it should be embraced as a pedestrian space. Since the lines for various shops already take up the entire sidewalk, there's no choice but to walk in the center.

    [–] Largest crowd present to see a player being presented SounderBruce 17 points ago in soccer

    Clint Dempsey got 39K when he arrived in Seattle, though the ceremony was before a regular season match (that he did not play in).

    [–] Every county in the United States named “Washington” SounderBruce 3 points ago in MapPorn

    There's a town on I-90 called George, Washington, which is next to the Gorge Amphitheater on the Columbia River. George's Gorge in Washington!